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Hello friends, today I present this image of a nice house in the charming town of Colmar, which we visited on vacation trip this summer, leaving a lovely memory, I shall hereafter some photos of this beautiful city, I hope you like.

Colmar (France: Colmar; Alsatian: Colmer; German: Colmar, between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar) is a town and commune in the department of Haut-Rhin Alsace, France.
It is the prefecture (capital) of the district of the same name.

There are very narrow cities where man meets man, others too large when man loses. Colmar, has retained a great advantage: its human dimension. If, in the historic center, the look is suspended from the many facets of a remarkable heritage, easily escaped in the direction of natural areas that are the jewel of the city.
Colmar is the image of Alsace jeweler. It has kept all of its assets. Have not miraculously saved by the war and planning often devastating? All major cities of Alsace, is likely to be the only one who can idealize past as a legacy bequeathed to future generations. Each historical period has left its mark.

The area of ​​the Fish
Since the Middle Ages, the fish caught in the river Colmar were sold over the fish pier fishermen. In 1706, a great fire destroyed about forty houses in this area, such as Jean Henri Frid, one of the most beautiful in the city. A restoration campaign undertaken between 1978 and 1981, has given the whole area a new look thanks to the discovery of many wooden houses.
Located in the center of the Krutenau, Little Venice owes its name to the alignment of the houses on both sides of the Lauch. A part of the old quarter Steinbruckertor, inhabited by a rural community of farmers, gardeners and boatmen, Little Venice leads to rue Turenne.

Little Venice
Located in the center of the Krutenau, Little Venice owes its name to the alignment of the houses on both sides of the Lauch. A part of the old quarter Steinbruckertor, inhabited by a rural community of farmers, gardeners and boatmen, Little Venice leads to rue Turenne.

The Old Customs.
Built in 1480, the Koifhus was the economic center of Colmar, transit and presentation of all imported goods. Recent interventions from 1999 to 2002 led, among other things, replacing the balustrade of sandstone deposited since 1976. The building is classified as a historic monument since 1974.

The Church of San Martin.
When viewed from the outside, its simplicity is striking. The church of Saint-Martin does not show the symbols of a cathedral or a nearby university. Inside, however, the magic happens. Few churches have such inner harmony. Believing that 130 years to build, from 1235-1365, were carried out in one breath.

Le Corps de Garde.
Former chapel of Saint-Jacques mentioned since 1286, was once built in the cemetery south of the university. The building was completely renovated in 1575 in civil construction. Above the arch was installed ossuary Corps de Garde on the ground floor and first floor rooms. The lodge held from 1577 to 1582, a masterpiece of architecture
Le Corps de Garde is classified as a historic monument since 1958.

The Hotel de la Prefecture.
Under the Second Empire was decided to build a new hotel Prefecture, under the direction of architect Laubser department. Erected then the south end of the city, the building inspired Louis XIII was completed in 1866. After the West Wing has also received the services of the General Council, located in its own building since 2003, the building's function is limited to new, essentially, close to services and residence of the prefect.

The covered market.
Designed in 1856, was built in 1864-1865 by architect Jean-Michel Boltz, the same who built the Municipal Theatre. Built in brick, topped by a metal frame supported on cast-iron pillars, which still retains its original function of a fruit and vegetable market, ie on Thursday. Its location near the old gardeners Lauch allows mounting directly at the foot of the building and unload their goods. The Southwest market niche houses a statue of the winemaker, the work of Auguste Bartholdi in 1869.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 16:18
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 273 kb

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